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1.  Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com

The Huffington Post is a progressive American news website and content aggregating blog founded by Arianna Huffington, Kenneth Lerer, and Jonah Peretti, featuring various news sources and columnists.The site offers coverage of politics, media, business, entertainment, living, style, the green movement, world news, and comedy, and has news, blogs, and original content. The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005, as a commentary outlet and alternative to news websites like the Drudge Report.On February 7, 2011, AOL acquired The Huffington Post for US$315 million making Arianna Huffington editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post Media Group.


2.   Mashable
http://mashable.com/tech/

Founded in 2005, Mashable is the top source for news in social and digital media, technology and web culture. With more than 40 million monthly pageviews, Mashable is the most prolific news site reporting breaking web news, providing analysis of trends, reviewing new websites and services, and offering social media resources and guides. Mashable’s audience includes early adopters, social media enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, influencers, brands and corporations, marketing, PR and advertising agencies, Web 2.0 aficionados and technology journalists. Mashable is also popular with bloggers, Twitter and Facebook users — an increasingly influential demographic.



3.  TechCrunch

http://techcrunch.com/

TechCrunch is leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new internet products, and breaking tech news. Founded in 2005, TechCrunch and its network of websites now reach over 10 million unique visitors and draw more than 33 million page views per month.

TechCrunch operates a global network of dedicated properties from Europe to Japan, as well as specialized industry websites and sections, including MobileCrunch, CrunchGear, TechCrunchIT, GreenTech, and TechCrunchTV.

CrucnhBase, TechCruch’s database about startup companies, people and investors, has become the leading statistical resource for technology companies and transactions.


4.  Engadget
http://www.engadget.com/

Engadget is a multilingual technology weblog and podcast about consumer electronics. Engadget currently has nine separate websites, all operating simultaneously with each having its own staff, which cover
technology news in different parts of the world in their respective languages. Engadget won a 2007 Weblog Award for tech sites.

Launched in March 2004, Engadget is updated multiple times a day with articles on gadgets and consumer electronics. It also posts rumors about the technological world, frequently offers opinion within its stories, and produces the weekly Engadget Podcast that covers tech and gadget news stories that happened during the week Since its founding, dozens of writers have written for or contributed to Engadget, Engadget Alt, Engadget Mobile and Engadget HD, including high profile bloggers, industry analysts, and professional journalists. These writers include Jason Calacanis, Paul Boutin, Phillip Torrone, Joshua Fruhlinger, Nilay Patel, Marc Perton and Susan Mernit. Darren Murph, who became the World's Most Prolific Professional Blogger as recorded by Guinness World Records on July 29, 2010, is an Associate Editor at the site and has written over 17,212 posts (and growing) to date. Industry analyst Ross Rubin has contributed a weekly column called Switched On since October 2004.


5.  Joel On Software
http://www.joelonsoftware.com

Avram Joel Spolsky (born 1965) is a software engineer and writer. He is the author of Joel on Software, a blog on software development. He was a Program Manager on the Microsoft Excel team between 1991 and 1994. He later founded Fog Creek Software in 2000 and launched the Joel on Software blog. In 2008 he launched the now successful Stack Overflow programmer Q&A site in collaboration with Jeff Atwood. Using the Stack Exchange software product which powers Stack Overflow, The Stack Exchange Network now hosts over 40 Q&A sites.

This website started in early 2000 at the URL joel.editthispage.com, hosted by Dave Winer's UserLand on his new Manila publishing platform. I just started banging out articles about the business and management of software, including a whole book about user interface design. All that stuff is still here, and I’ve been adding to it ever since. I’ve also published four books which are mostly just edited versions of this website, and I speak at conferences several times a year.


6.  Read Write Web

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/

Read Write Web is one of the most popular technology blogs in the world, known for offering insightful analysis about each day's Internet industry news.

ReadWriteWeb was founded on April 20, 2003, by Richard MacManus and is now one of the most widely read and respected blogs in the world. Our readers are smart, tech savvy, engaged, decision makers; 46% have 'significant input' or "make final information technology purchase decisions." As one advertiser put it, "The real users of the Web read ReadWriteWeb."

Richard MacManus is the Founder and Co-Editor of ReadWriteWeb. New Zealander MacManus founded ReadWriteWeb in 2003 and grew his blog about the changing Internet into an international team of journalists. ReadWriteWeb is read by millions of thought leaders and consumers, and is syndicated daily by the New York Times. Still grounded in MacManus' thoughtful exploration of emerging trends, ReadWriteWeb is known for offering some of the most insightful commentary available about each day's Internet industry news.


7.  Seth Godin’s Blog
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog

"Seth Godin may be the ultimate entrepreneur for the Information Age," Mary Kuntz wrote in Business Week nearly a decade ago. "Instead of widgets or car parts, he specializes in ideas -- usually, but not always, his own." In fact, he's as focused on spreading ideas as he is on the ideas themselves.

After working as a software brand manager in the mid-1980s, Godin started Yoyodyne, one of the first Internet-based direct-marketing firms, with the notion that companies needed to rethink how they reached customers. His efforts caught the attention of Yahoo!, which bought the company in 1998 and kept Godin on as a vice president of permission marketing. Godin has produced several critically acclaimed and attention-grabbing books, including Permission Marketing, All Marketers Are Liars, and Purple Cow (which was distributed in a milk carton). In 2005, Godin founded Squidoo.com, a Web site where users can share links and information about an idea or topic important to them.


8.   O’Reilly

http://radar.oreilly.com

O'Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O'Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying "faint signals" from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.


Publisher of the iconic "animal books" for software developers, creator of the first commercial website (GNN), organizer of the summit meeting that gave the open source software movement its name, and prime instigator of the DIY revolution through its Make magazine, O'Reilly continues to concoct new ways to connect people with the information they need. O'Reilly conferences and summits bring alpha geeks and forward-thinking business leaders together to shape the revolutionary ideas that spark new industries. Long the information source of choice for technologists, the company now also delivers the knowledge of expert early adopters to everyday computer users. Whether it's delivered in print, online, or in person, everything O'Reilly produces reflects the company's unshakeable belief in the power of information to spur innovation.


9.  Lifehacker

http://lifehacker.com/

Lifehacker is an advertising-supported weblog about life hacks and software which launched on January 31, 2005. The site is owned by Gawker Media and covers Microsoft Windows, Mac, and Linux programs as well as time-saving tips and tricks. The staff updates the site about 18 times each weekday, with reduced updates on weekends. The Lifehacker motto is "Tips and downloads for getting things done."

In addition, Lifehacker has two international editions, Lifehacker Australia and Lifehacker Japan, which feature most posts from the U.S. edition along with extra content specific to local readers.

Lifehacker launched in January 2005 with an exclusive sponsorship by Sony. The highly-publicized ad campaign was rumored to have cost $75,000 for three months. Gawker Media never confirmed this number, and the campaign ended after 2 months. Since then a variety of tech-oriented advertisers have appeared on the site.


10.  Ross Mayfield’s Weblog

http://ross.typepad.com/blog/

Ross Mayfield is co-founder, Chairman and President, and former CEO of Socialtext Incorporated, an enterprise social software company based in Palo Alto, California. He now is Vice President of Business Development of SlideShare. He is also a regular blogger and public speaker.

Mayfield received a BA in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and completed the Management Development for Entrepreneurs (MDE) program at the UCLA Anderson School of Management.

11.  Gizmodo
http://gizmodo.com/

Gizmodo Open Forums are unique pages built up by you, the readers. Approved commenters can invent a
#hashtag and host their own threads.


Commenters can make their own spaces outside of moderated posts for discussions, investigations, live-blogs, and spirited debate. This is where you can stray off-topic and hold court with friends and foes.



12. Metafilter
http://ask.metafilter.com/archive.mefi

Metafilter is a weblog that anyone can contribute a link or a comment to. A typical weblog is one person posting their thoughts on the unique things they find on the web. This website exists to break down the barriers between people, to extend a weblog beyond just one person, and to foster discussion among its members.

If you're new to the site, I'd suggest taking a look around, checking out the archives, and getting a feel for the place. You might also consider registering as a member. Members can post comments, customize the look and behavior of the site.

After becoming a member, check out some of the links and think about leaving a comment or two. If you stick around for a while, you'll get a feel for what types of things are posted as links, and if you find something amazing and/or enlightening, please post it.

The privilege of posting links to main page comes after posting a few comments and being a member for at least a week. This lag is built in to allow new members to get used to the place and to understand what other members consider good links. With the current number of members, even if fewer than 1% of the total membership post a link each day, it's far too many links to take in. Please take extra special care when selecting a link for the front page. To get an idea of what constitutes a good link, take a look at the link guidelines, to hear some philosophies guiding the site and community, check out the new user message.


13.  Kuro 5hin
http://www.kuro5hin.org

Kuro5hin.org is a collaborative site about technology and culture, both separately and in their interactions.Kuro5hin.org is a community of people who like to think. This is a site for people who want to discuss the world they live in. It's a site for people who are on the ground in the modern world, and who sometimes look around and wonder what they have wrought.

It's also a site for people who need a laugh now and then.

Kuro5hin relies on its readers -- it exists for you and through you. This site has an open submission queue. Any user can submit and vote on stories. If you want to see something posted, you can make it happen by participating in the moderation of the stories in the submission queue.

Garbage will not be tolerated. Others can and will rate your posts into oblivion. Mojo is our system designed to facilitate this community filtering. We have no intention of trying to stifle anyone's free expression and legitimate arguments (no matter how much we might personally dislike them). We hope most of you agree that this is the only way to keep a site usable and worthwhile, and that (as Bruce Perens put it) what we need is more "Freedom" and less "FreeDumb."


14. The Scott Adams Blog
http://www.dilbert.com/blog/

Dilbert (first published April 16, 1989) is an American comic strip written and drawn by Scott Adams. Dilbert is known for its satirical office humor about a white-collar, micromanaged office featuring the engineer Dilbert as the title character. The strip has spawned several books, an animated television series, a computer game, and hundreds of Dilbert-themed merchandise items. Adams has also received the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award and Newspaper Comic Strip Award in 1997 for his work on the strip. Dilbert appears in 2000 newspapers worldwide in 65 countries and 25 languages.



15. Napsterization.org’s Blog
http://napsterization.org/stories/archives/

Napsterization.org was created as a resource to understand the napsterization by digital media of analog, old economy institutions, frameworks and media.

Napsterization.org's blog focuses on positive, fair-use and legal examples of peer-to-peer file sharing of works approved by their creators for sharing, helpful in learning about works that are then lawfully purchased, or otherwise considered fair use under the "fair use doctrine" in American copyright law or the copyright laws of other countries.

Mary Hodder Is a graduate student at UC Berkeley's School of Information Management and Systems, though she works on projects in three other departments: Boalt Law School, Journalism and Haas School of Business. She is a member of the Samuelson Clinic for Law, Technology and Public Policy, and works on Chilling Effects matters as well as project on RFID and sensor networks.


16.   Merlin Mann’s Blog

http://www.43folders.com/

43 Folders is Merlin Mann’s website about finding the time and attention to do your best creative work.

43 Folders was launched by Merlin Mann on Wednesday, September 1, 2004 with an introductory post whose improbable title suggested that productivity can be like sausage; no one likes seeing it discussed at length on the internet by middle-aged men.

The site continues to evolve, grow, contract, expand, recede, explode, go dark, go weird, go personal, and even occasionally reinvent itself -- all depending on where Merlin's interest, attention, and obsessions find him at a given time. But, in fairness, they are his obsessions, and he owns that.


17.  Creating Passionate Users Blog
http://headrush.typepad.com/

The Creating Passionate Users bloggers are all fascinated by brains, minds and what science can tell us about the practice of making users passionate about their lives and tools. Kathy is the co-creator of the bestselling Head First books (the brain-friendly series from O'Reilly), and creator of the Creating Passionate Users blog.

They're all passionate about the brain and metacognition, most especially--how the brain works and how to exploit it for better learning and memory. Oh yeah, and how to recognize when someone else (including one of us) is applying brain-based techniques to get you to do something.




18.  BlogHer

http://www.blogher.com/blogher-topics

At BlogHer.com, you’ll find the best conversations led by women in social media. A curated selection of authentic voices. Life well said.


BlogHer is a community and media company created in partnership with women in social media. Lisa Stone, Elisa Camahort Page and Jory Des Jardins founded BlogHer in 2005 in response to the question, “Where are all the women bloggers?”

Today, BlogHer is the largest community of women who blog: 25+ million unique visitors per month (Nielsen NetRatings). Engaged, influential and info-savvy, these women come to BlogHer to seek and share advice, opinions and recommendations. BlogHer’s team works hard to bring you the best and brightest conversations, writers and speakers – online and in person. That’s what we do best.


19.  Sifry’s Alerts
http://www.sifry.com/alerts/

This is David Sifry’s weblog. Dave is a entrepreneur with over 20 years experience in the I.T. industry. Most recently, he founded Offbeat Guides, which produce personalized, up-to-date travel updates that cover over 30,000 travel destinations using a combination of search technology and curation by both amateur and professional travel experts. Prior to that, Dave founded Technorati, the largest blog search engine in the world, and was CEO from 2002-2007. He is Chairman of Technorati’s Board of Directors. Dave was also co-founder and the CTO of Sputnik, and he was co-founder, CTO, and Vice President of Engineering at Linuxcare, Inc, having built Linuxcare’s services infrastructure. Dave is a recognized expert on leadership development, blogs and the massive changes in the digital media environment, Open Source development, and the Linux operating system. He served as a Technology Pioneer for the World Economic Forum, on the founding Board of Directors of Linux International, the Advisory Board of the National White Collar Crime Center, and the Technical Advisory Board of the National Cybercrime Training Partnership for law enforcement. He has a B.S. in Computer Science from Johns Hopkins University. Dave lived and worked in Kobe, Japan for Mitsubishi Electric, and speaks Japanese in a rusty kansai-ben. While he now lives in foggy San Francisco, one of his top travel destinations is Yosemite, in his home state of California, although the lure of London and Paris frequently beckons.



20. Technology Pundits
http://technologypundits.com/

Technology Pundits is dedicated to bringing you leading edge insight and opinion from some of the technology industries leading analysts and pundits.

Rob is President and Principal Analyst of the Enderle Group, a forward looking emerging technology advisory firm. Recognized as one of the best general Inquiry Analysts in the world, Rob specializes in providing rapid perspectives and suggested tactics and strategies to a large number of clients dealing with rapidly changing global events.

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